Located in historic Fort Wayne,
Indiana, The Louis A. Warren
Lincoln Library and Museum is the largest
private collection of organized information
on Abraham Lincoln.
Since 1928, the Library and Museum have
been host to a half a million visitors who
have enjoyed its rich holdings and attrac-
Ihe Museum is of modern construction
and design. Visitors marvel at 60 dis-
plays—chronological and thematic — which
unfold Lincoln's family genealogy, his fasci-
nation with inventions, his career as a Whig
politician, his involvement in the Black
Hawk War, his foreign policy, the Emanci-
pation Proclamation, the Gettysburg
Address, and other events in the life of our
Three reconstructed period rooms — the
Indiana log cabin, the Springfield law office,
and the War Department telegraph room —
offer an authentic flavor of the life and styles
of the mid-nineteenth century.
Enhancing this collection are personal
items that belonged to the President and
his family; relics associated with Lincoln
elections and his assassination; and numer-
ous curios, many of them valuable Lincoln
sculptures, artifacts, prints, and
Special features include the flag that
draped Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre, one
of the President's shawls, several pieces of
china from the Lincoln White House, and
periodic special exhibits on Lincoln themes.
Colorful and spacious, the Lincoln
Museum attracts Lincoln students young
and old. Its self-explanatory design is ideally
suited for individuals who wish to browse
leisurely. Groups may arrange to have spe-
cially guided tours led by the Museum's
I he Library contains 20,000 volumes.
M. The Lincolniana collection has 10,000
volumes, which span every phase of Lincoln's
life, legacy and legend, works on Lincoln
written in 26 languages, and a collection of
of books similar to those Lincoln owned
The remainder of the collection includes
biographies, pamphlets, and journals about
the men and events of Lincoln's day, books
on the states in which Lincoln lived, and
many other Lincoln topics.
An important part of the Library is its
pictorial holdings: oil paintings, original
photographs, contemporary prints, broad-
sides, and metallic subjects; over 6,000 dif-
ferent prints on the Lincoln theme — engrav-
ings, woodcuts, etchings, lithographs,
photoengravings, busts, statues, masks,
plaques, and medals. The breadth of the
Library's pictorial holdings makes it a major
center for the study of Lincoln's image as
portrayed in a variety of media.
I he Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library
B. and Museum, endowed by the
Lincoln National Life Insurance Company,
exhibits a continuing commitment to
research in the Lincoln field. All inter-
ested persons are invited to come and see
one of the leading centers of Lincoln
research in America.
he Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library
_and Museum is located at 1300 South
Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46801.
Phone (219) 424-5421 extension 7864.
Visitors are welcome from 8:00-4:30,
Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00-
12:30 (noon), Friday.
Museum Floor Plan
Areas of Interest
Parentage and Childhood
Careers and Courtship
4 Springfield Years
6 Politics: Illinois
7 Election of 1860
8 War Years
9 Washington, D. C.
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